By Duane Fonseca
Dubai Equestrian Club have announced a total of 26 events will be held at Dubai International Endurance City as part of the 2022/23 endurance campaign.
Included among the events are qualifiers as well. Action at DIEC gets underway in November starting with the 119km Al Wasl Endurance Cup for Private Stables and the 119km Seeh Al Salam Endurance Challenge on 7 and 8 November respectively.
Thereafter, the action continues with the Al Marmoom Endurance Cup and the Commemoration Cup rides.
The prestigious Dubai Crown Prince Festival will run from December into January, starting with the 119km Ladies Ride on 29 December, the last major event for 2022. The Festival brings 2023 into play with the Private Stables ride on 3 January, the Yamamah Endurance Cup for Mares on 4 January and the feature 119km Dubai Crown Prince Endurance Cup on 7 January.
February witnesses the world-renowned HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Festival swinging into action from 27 February to 3 March. The Festival comprises four events, including the highly-coveted HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup, contested over 160km on March 3. It follows on from the Ladies competition (27 Feb.), an affair for Private Stables (28 Feb.) and the Gamilati Endurance Cup for Mares (1 March), all of which will be contested over a 119km trip.
The season draws to a close on 9 March with the Endurance Trainers Cup.